quotes tagged with 'mental'

Much of the misery encouraged by Satan comes from losses. Satan experienced that kind of misery when he lost his first estate. Now he tries to inflict similar losses on thse who ahve proceeded to mortality, the second estate. Satan encourages a loss of virtue, a loss of integrity, a loss of reputation, a loss of ideals, a loss of wholesome associations, and even a loss of life.

Author: Dallin H. Oaks, Source: Ensign, November 1991, p.73Saved by mlsscaress in satan agency loss destruction misery mental lead hearken firstestate 1nephi1524 blindness overpower 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Author: , Source: Saved by richardkmiller in faith faith work mind exertion mental 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Doc, why is it that when I speak to God it's a prayer, and when God speaks to me it's schizophrenia?

Author: The Russian People, Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_jokesSaved by inyucho in religion god prayer fun mental joke disorder schizophrenia 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There are those who become professional thinkers. I don’t want to encourage that. So that you don’t misunderstand me, I would like to quote Brigham Young:

“Some think too much, and should labor more. Others labor too much, and should think more, and thus maintain an equilibrium between the mental and physical members of the individual; then you will enjoy health and vigor, will be active, and ready to discern truly, and judge quickly. Is it not your privilege to have discernment to circumscribe all things, no matter what subject comes before you, and to at once know the truth concerning any matter?” (Journal of Discourses, 3:248).
Author: M. Russell Ballard, Source: "Thinking Straight,” New Era, Mar 1985, 44" http://www.lds.org...Saved by mlsscaress in balance discern health physical thinking mental vigor professionalthinking 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In between meditations, the gamma signal in the monks never died down. Even when they were not meditating, their brains were different from the novices' brains, marked by waves associated with perception, problem solving and consciousness. Moreover, the more hours of meditation training a monk had had, the stronger and more enduring the gamma signal.

It was something Prof. Davidson had been seeking since he trekked into the hills above Dharamsala to study lamas and monks: evidence that mental training can create an enduring brain trait.

"This positive state is a skill that can be trained," Prof. Davidson says. "Our findings clearly indicate that meditation can change the function of the brain in an enduring way."
Author: Sharon Begley, Wall Street Journal, Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB116915058061980596.htmlSaved by richardkmiller in mind meditation capacity mental exercise consciousness problemsolving 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The discovery that neuroplasticity cannot occur without attention has important implications. If a skill becomes so routine you can do it on autopilot, practicing it will no longer change the brain. And if you take up mental exercises to keep your brain young, they will not be as effective if you become able to do them without paying much attention.
Author: Sharon Begley, Wall Street Journal, Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB116915058061980596.htmlSaved by richardkmiller in attention capacity thinking mental brain exercise 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
For me, goals and daily metrics are the key to keeping me focused. If I don’t have access to the right stats, every day, it is so easy for me to move on mentally to the next thing. But if I have quick access to key metrics every day, my creativity stays within certain bounds–my ideas all center on how to achieve our goals.
Author: Paul Allen, Source: http://www.paulallen.net/2006/10/10/domino-rally-business-mode...Saved by mlsscaress in goals focus gtd metrics statistics constraints mental 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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